On February 23, the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities hosted “The Rule of Law or Happy Birthday Magna Carta” by Attorney and Vice President of the Stanley Consultants, Henry F. Marquard. Using anecdotes of his time in court, his experience during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and the history of the Magna Carta, Marquard illustrated the meaning of “the rule of law” with a particular focus on the differences between authority, power, and a limitation of power. Marquard further explained how the rule of law has impacted law enforcement and post-9/11 society, and played an excerpt from “Judgement at Nuremberg” to illuminate America’s future if the rule of law is not followed. The lecture concluded with a question and answer session.
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